The past present itself as visions and images found in long corridors of time. The human mind perceives the past and tries to make a meaning out of it.

Memories may be good or bad, but to make most of the past, one has to probably look at the mistakes committed, and to keep oneself cheerful, often look at the happy days, taking screenshots of the better glimpses that the past presents.

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life

Was walking down memory lane,
Was walking on the beach,
Throttling the feelings of pain,
Keeping doubts out of reach.

Had a look at the sands of time
The hours when time itself stood still,
Could hear distant bells chime,
And I was walking while I still stood still.

Felt the heat of the sun beating,
Could sense an awe that the past left,
Saw the sheath of life fleeting,
Glimpses of what was there were best.

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  • Julia
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    I really like how the author gave lots of specific details.
  • Amy
    I like your poem Memories because I lost my mother and when I read this peom it made me think of her. I miss her a lot when she been gone for a while but I can't get over that she is gone and not with me anymore.
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    Well this poem is really a great poem cause it's really helps me to relax and think about my grandmother. Just two weeks ago was two years since her death. I could just sit and think about her. You really know how to express yourself.
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